Executive Director and Co-Founder (aka Adventurer in Charge)
In 2007, I graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Women's and Gender Studies and Biology. I'm grateful for my time at one of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges in the nation because my studies were foundational in my desire to evoke change for girls and women. I also had a lifelong passion for the outdoors and for cycling. Not only was actively competing in mountain bike, alpine, and nordic ski an outlet, it was what made me stronger in all facets of my life.
I had a desire to share this strength. Understanding its merits, I yearned for every girl or woman to have the same confidence. Confidence that I inherited from learning to ride fearless over bridges, balancing and navigating technical obstacles, tackling self-sufficiency during needed trailside bike repairs, and in general reaping the intrinsic rewards of a hard ride.
It resonates with my soul. It's a wonderful ride.And so with all that, I co-founded Little Bellas in 2007 with Lea Davison and Angela Irvine. It is the best job in the world, empowering girls and working with a team of strong women towards that collective mission. Still almost eleven years later, the best days at work are spent riding with girls in our programs.